Jessica  Kant

Jessica Kant

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Master of Social Work, MSW
Massachusetts, Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated December 1, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • Sex therapy & sexual health
  • Trauma
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Family issues

Professional statement

Jessica is an individual and family therapist in Boston, Massachusetts. Having started her career working with anxiety and trauma, Jessica brings a decade of experience with clients of all ages and backgrounds.

Jessica is a therapist, community organizer and researcher from Boston. With over 10 years of clinical experience, she incorporates a range of approaches tailored to meet the needs of her individual clients. Jessica has a Master of Social Work from Simmons College and a Master of Public Health from Boston University, as well as post-graduate training in both Narrative and Cognitive-behavioral therapy. An avid book nerd, her undergraduate work focused on sexuality and gender in English literature.

Jessica believes that therapy should be a collaborative process and a place to bring your whole self; she is enthusiastically sex-positive and kink/poly affirming. As a transgender woman, Jessica knows how hard it can be to find a therapist who understands you, and she is committed to making therapy a safe and affirming space for all people.

Prior to CSPH, Jessica worked as the Assistant Director of an in-home family therapy program serving hundreds of families around Boston. She has worked variously providing individual, group and family therapy as both a clinician and a clinical supervisor. Her passion for LGBT youth led her to the field of public health, where she translates her decade of clinical experience into research, with an emphasis on transgender health.  Currently, Jessica teaches family therapy at Boston University and sees clients part time through the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in Providence. Outside of CSPH, Jessica maintains a private practice working with all ages.


Message to clients

I know how hard it is to find a therapist who understands you for who you know yourself to be. I also know how hard it is to figure that out in the first place; for many of us it takes our whole lives to find language for who we are, and that is okay, too. Therapy should be a space where you can be whoever you need to be, in exactly whatever way you need. Let me worry about the rest.

I believe that all clients have the right to a therapist whose style and techniques work for them, and all therapy should be a collaborative process that is client-led. We will work together to find what works specifically for you, to create a space where you can bring your whole self into the room.


Specialties

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

Sex therapy & sexual health - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Jessica Kant is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $120
  • Initial session: $120 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2018 - Present
Safe at Home, 2011 - 2018

Boston University, MPH, 2020
Simmons College, MSW, 2011


Languages

English